\ smith-uh-REENZ \, noun; 1.Small pieces; bits. I’ve blown any sort of plot or narrative arch to smithereens with this blog.  Hopefully ‘blog’ implies that there will be no conflict, conflict resolution, denouement…if it does not imply that, I shall state it now.  These are all pointless.  But what they lack in point, they make up for in enjoyment inContinue reading “smithereens.”


\ HOP-skoch \ , verb; 1.To journey quickly and directly from one usually far place to another. noun: 2.A children’s game in which a player tosses or kicks an object into one of several numbered sections of a diagram marked on the ground. verb: 3.To move or pass through something, as a geographical area or a field of endeavor, making many brief stops. Today I learned that I have never officially played hopscotch.  I guess I never understood it because I have never kicked or tossed anything while playing. So I will focus on definitions 1 & 3 and ignore my ignorance, they say that’s bliss. I hopscotched around manyContinue reading “hopscotch.”


\ ROB-uh-ruhnt \, adjective, noun; 1.      Strengthening; restoring vigor. noun: 1.      A strengthening medicine; a tonic; a restorative. Today was a picture perfect Saturday that was also roborant and refreshing.  Saturdays never used to be a day that restored vigor for me.   They used to the busiest day at the store.  Those were the days where I felt like I had no love or patience left inContinue reading “roborant.”


 \ AK-tuh \, noun; 1. Official records, as of acts, deeds, proceedings, transactions, or the like. Official acta for Elizabeth “Eli” “Beth” “Boss Momma” on 10.06.10 8:59 am.  Clock in for work. 9:00 am.   Walk 12 steps to the coffee pot.  Organic  Sumatra with 2 creamers. 9:02 am.  Check email for official business.  Only see the Word of the Day and an invitation to study Criminal Justice at VirginiaContinue reading “acta.”


\ TEEM \ ,verb; 1. To abound or swarm; be prolific or fertile. 2. To empty or pour out; discharge. The two different definitions for teem seem contradictory to me.  To abound and yet to empty.  I shall carry on and bring you my thoughts teem with confidence and insight, at the same time that I teem the confusion of the contradiction.  Are you confused?  As am I.   My newContinue reading “teem.”


\ NIM-fuh-lep-see \, noun; 1. A frenzy of emotion, as for something unattainable. 2. An ecstasy supposed by the ancients to be inspired by nymphs. My life has been full of nympholepsy.  I think it started when I had this strong feeling in my soul that I would become the first girl to ever play Major League Baseball.  It was a frenzy of a goal that I then thought was very attainable, because my coachContinue reading “nympholepsy.”